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What is a Self-Advocate?

  • A self-advocate is a person with a developmental disability who speaks out.
  • Self-advocates tell people when they are not happy with something.
  • A self-advocate is a leader.
  • Self-advocates work together to make life better for everyone.
  • Self-advocates work hard to make a difference in their community.

Why Is Self-Advocacy Important?

  • People with developmental disabilities are the experts on their lives.
  • You need to speak up about your life. That way you can help make things better.
  • If you do not speak out, you cannot make a difference.
  • Things might change, but the change may not be what you need or want.
  • If all self-advocates work together with others, we can make a difference.
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